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The Sweeney Sisters by Liam Dolan

The Sweeney Sisters

By Liam Dolan

The Sweeney Sisters

A contemporary fiction novel published by William Morrow Books on April 28th, 2020


An accomplished storyteller returns

with her biggest, boldest, most

entertaining novel yet

a hilarious, heartfelt story about books, love,

sisterhood, and the surprises we discover in our DNA that combines the wit of

Jonathan Tropper with the heart of Susan Wiggs.

Maggie, Eliza, and Tricia

Sweeney grew up as a happy threesome in the idyllic

seaside town of Southport, Connecticut. But their mother’s death from cancer fifteen

years ago tarnished their golden

hued memories, and the sisters drifted apart. Their

one touchstone is their father, B

ill Sweeney, an internationally famous literary lion

and college professor universally adored by critics, publishers, and book lovers.

When Bill dies unexpectedly one cool June night, his shell

shocked daughters return

to their childhood home. They aren’t

quite sure what the future holds without their



life father, but they do know how to throw an Irish wake to honor a man

of his stature.

But as guests pay their respects and reminisce, one stranger, emboldened by

whiskey, has crashed the party.

It turns out that she too is a Sweeney sister.

When Washington, DC based journalist Serena Tucker had her DNA tested on a

whim a few weeks earlier, she learned she had a 50% genetic match with a childhood


Maggie Sweeney of Southport, Connecticut.

It seems Serena’s chilly

WASP mother, Birdie, had a history with Bill Sweeney

one that has remained

totally secret until now.

Once the shock wears off, questions abound. What does this mean for William’s

literary legacy? Where is the unfinished memoir he

’s stashed away, and what will it

reveal? And how will a fourth Sweeney sister

a blond among redheads

fit into

their story?

By turns revealing, insightful, and uproarious, The Sweeney Sisters is equal parts

cautionary tale and celebration

a festive and heartfelt look at what truly makes a


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